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Most SLO County offices open on day 2 of employee strike

Posted at 1:35 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 16:35:44-05

San Luis Obispo County officials say most offices and facilities are open Wednesday while an employee strike continues.

Hundreds of county employees went on strike starting Tuesday following failed contract negotiations between the San Luis Obispo County Employees Association and county leaders.

Employees want a three percent cost-of-living wage increase but have only received .5 percent.

As a result of the strike, county officials say the following offices are impacted Wednesday:

  • The Templeton office of Agriculture, Weights/Measures is closed, but the San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande offices are open.
  • The airport office is closed but the terminal is open and flights are continuing as scheduled.
  • The Behavioral Health department’s day treatment services, Therapeutic Learning Classroom services, and Martha’s Place are closed. Substance use disorder clinics are open with limited hours. All other youth services, drug and alcohol services, mental health clinics, and prevention and outreach services are open.
  • The Clerk-Recorder’s office in Atascadero is closed, but the San Luis Obispo office is open.
  • All branches of the library are closed except in Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, and Cambria.
  • The Planning and Building department office is open but no land use permits will be processed.
  • The Public Health department’s San Luis STD Clinic is closed, but all other clinics are open.

The county says services may be delayed at the offices that remain open.

All employees are expected to return to work on Friday.